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Medical devices used as pivot point in hospital attacks

2015/06/05

Securityweek - (National) Findings from a May 7 report issued by TrapX Security detailed an attack vector known as "MedJack," which targets outdated and vulnerable software of medical devices. TrapX Security warned that a majority of hospitals are at risk of being infected with malware that has remained undetected. The report included case studies in which networks were breached via blood gas analyzers, a picture archive and communications system (PACS), and an X-Ray system.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/medical-devices-used-pivot-point-hospital-attacks-report

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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